Responsible Chemistry

Q&A with Chris Waits, Merchandising Vice President for Paint at The Home Depot

The Paint Department at The Home Depot is a dynamic place. It’s always changing and always busy. From improved paint formulations to evolving color palettes and even the cans themselves, a lot has happened in the Paint Department over the last decade. No one knows this better than Chris Waits, Vice President of Merchandising for …
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Q&A with Mike Swanson, Merchant for Outside Garden, Soils and Mulch

What flour is to baking, soil is to growing. And good gardeners are particular about their soil. They care as much about what’s not in it as what is. After all, growing is a process, and as with baking, there’s more than one way to bake a cake. One person who knows the ins and …
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Responsible Chemistry

Bell Nursery Is The Home Depot’s 2022 Environmental Partner of the Year

Each fall, The Home Depot releases its annual list of the most innovative products to hit its shelves, both in-store and online. Each year, in conjunction with these Innovation Awards, The Home Depot honors suppliers in several other categories, including the Environmental Partner of the Year. This year, that prestigious title went to Bell Nursery …
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Merchant Q&A: Better Options for Organic Gardens

It’s the busy season for The Home Depot’s outdoor garden department, and no one knows that better than Matt Elsey. He’s the Product Merchant in charge of fertilizer and seed. We’ve asked Matt to give Eco Actions some insight into the best options for organic gardeners. EA: How big is organic gardening at The Home …
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Merchant Q&A: Cleaning Products Get Better, Smaller and Cleaner

Gina Perry has been part of The Home Depot team for over two decades. Today, she is the Senior Product Merchant for Cleaning. We’ve invited Gina to speak with Eco Actions about the changes that the cleaning category has undergone in recent years, how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way consumers think about cleaning …
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Circularity

Closing the Loop: Shaw Uses Circular Design for its Sustainable Floors

Healthy Homes Start Here Shaw Industries designs flooring products and solutions to help you make better choices for your home. With its family of residential and commercial brands, Shaw offers a wide range of carpet, carpet tile, hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, tile and stone flooring products that are beautiful, durable, easy-to-clean and align with healthy …
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HMTX and Lifeproof: Leading the Way to a Cleaner Vinyl Flooring Industry

Vinyl flooring is known for its great looks, easy maintenance and durability. In recent years the popularity of LVT has exploded, making it the go-to choice for flooring. The Home Depot’s brand of Lifeproof vinyl flooring is manufactured in partnership with HMTX Industries. As a global supplier of LVT, HMTX manufacturers vinyl products for a …
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Responsible Chemistry

Reformulated Indoor Mounting Tape Reduces Solvent Emissions

As a sustainability leader for decades, 3M has continuously worked to find ways to reduce our environmental impact by doing everything from looking at the sustainability of our manufacturing operations to finding ways to make our packaging more sustainable. That includes using materials that can be easily recycled or using recycled material to make packaging. …
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